Swami Debananda Ashram, Gangasagar
(South 24 Parganas)
This branch of Swami Debananda Ashram was established in 2006 at Gangasagar, on the Sagar Island in the Bay of Bengal. It is 107 km from Kolkata. Buses and trains connect Kolkata to Kakdwip from where one has to avail himself of local transport and reach Hardwood Point. After that one has to get on board a launch or steamer from Hardwood Point, the southernmost tip of mainland, and cross a channel of water and land at Kachuberia. From Kachuberia the ashram is 32 km. Gangasagar is famous for the Gangasagar Mela held there every year during Makar Sangkranti when lakhs of people from all over the country gather there to take holy dip in the confluence of the Ganges and the Bay of Bengal.
Swami Debananda Ashram is located at road number 5, near the sea coast. Like all other branches, regular spiritual programmes of the ashram include puja, prayer, meditation, naamgaan, and atmacharcha or self-analytical discussion. As discipline is the hallmark of Swami Debananda Ashram, like all other ashrams, here too every activity is time bound and is regulated by the tolling of bells.
Swami Debananda Ashram, Road No. 5, Vill+P.O – Gangasagar, Dist- South 24 Parganas.
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Events/Activities Celebrated in This Ashram
Every year during the Gangasagar mela hundreds of devotees throng at the ashram to receive the blessings of their beloved Gurudev. A langar is run by the ashram during the mela whereby every passerby is offered food to their heart’s content. This service of providing food to one and all continues nonstop for two full days and almost whole of the nights.
Swami Debananda Mission runs several projects at this center:
- During the Gangasagar Mela the Mission sets up free medical camps and provides free treatment and medicines to the sick and distressed.
- The Mission also runs a free ambulance service during the Gangasagar Mela.
- The Mission also organises various awareness camps at this centre all round the year.
Swami Debananda Ashram, Gangasagar (South 24 Parganas) – Photo Gallery
Swami Debananda Ashram, Gangasagar (South 24 Parganas) – Video Gallery